Don’t go out without face covering – science body

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK lags behind in setting clear policies on face coverings and on using them, the Royal Society says Everyone should wear a face covering when they leave home in order to tackle coronavirus, the president of the UK’s national academy of science has said. Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, … Read more

Melania Trump’s former aide to publish book

Image copyright AFP Image caption Melania and Me is due out on 1 September. A former aide to Melania Trump has written a memoir about her 15-year friendship with the US first lady. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s book, Melania and Me, is due out on 1 September. In 2018, Ms Winston Wolkoff was reportedly forced out … Read more

UK foreign secretary warns China ‘can’t be trusted’ as London passes Magnitsky-style sanctions law

“China freely assumed international obligations to the United Kingdom … in relation to the way that it would treat Hong Kong and in particular, would respect the autonomy and freedoms,” Raab said. “It’s a matter of trust, and lots of countries around the world are asking this question — does China live up to its … Read more

The pandemic has boosted freelance work — and hiring for these jobs is booming

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global jobs market, leaving many unemployed, furloughed or working reduced hours as employers implemented sweeping cost-cutting measures. Yet, one workforce that has weathered the storm better than most is the freelance market. That segment of the workforce has seen a surge in demand — even as full-time … Read more

Solar energy company Sunrun to buy peer Vivint Solar for about $1.46 billion

Sunrun installer putting up solar electric panels on a residential rooftop in California. Source: Sunrun U.S. residential solar installer Sunrun said on Monday it will buy peer Vivint Solar for about $1.46 billion in an all-stock deal. Vivint Solar shareholders will receive 0.55 shares of Sunrun for each share held, the companies said in a … Read more